Oral health education for the community is a process that informs, motivates and helps people adopt and maintain health practices and lifestyles; advocates for environmental changes that are necessary to facilitate this goal; and conducts professional training and research for the same purpose. The goal of oral health education is to improve knowledge, which can lead to the adoption of behaviors favorable to oral health that contribute to better oral health. A basic oral health care program introduced by the World Health Organization for less industrialized countries includes oral health education and emphasizes the integration of health education with other oral health activities, such as the provision of preventive, restorative and dental care emergency. Oral health education (OHE) in schools has largely been provided by dental professionals.
Considering the substantial cost of this expert-led approach, teacher-based strategies, peer leaders, and students themselves have also been used. However, evidence of the comparative effectiveness of these strategies does not exist in the dental literature. This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of oral health education strategies led by dentists, teachers, peers, and self-learning. Public health research journals, physical therapy and occupational therapy journals, occupational therapy services journals, occupational safety and health journals.
An oral health education session of approximately 45 minutes was prepared on the main oral health messages, such as the structure and functions of the teeth, the types of dentition, the causes and prevention of common oral diseases, the importance of brushing your teeth twice a day, the technique proper tooth brushing, importance of regular visits to the dentist. Therefore, this study was intended to obtain updated information on the oral health situation of school-age children in Myanmar and supported the role of educational programs in promoting oral health and preventing common oral diseases at an early stage in children. At the start of the study, a higher proportion of DIS students scored better in oral health practices in some aspects of oral health than their TIS counterparts. The finding of the present study corroborates the conclusion of a review of thirteen comparative studies of peer-led and adult-led school health education conducted by Mellanby et al, that the peer-led strategy is more effective than the adult-led strategy in improving behavior related to health.
These relate to the availability and accessibility of oral health services and, as a result, this can be a challenge when it comes to providing oral health services across the country. For most of this century, dental health education has been considered an important and integral part of dental health services and has been delivered to individuals and groups in settings such as dental offices, schools, workplaces and day care centers and residential settings for older adults, etc. Dentist-led, teacher-led, peer-led, and self-learning oral health education strategies are not significantly different from each other, as well as from the control group in terms of increasing knowledge about oral health; and in achieving a positive change in oral health behavior and status Oral hygiene for school-age children from 10 to 11 years. Changes in knowledge, attitudes and behaviors related to oral health following oral health education in schools and atraumatic restorative treatment in rural Tanzania.
The results of this study are consistent with this study, which also concludes that oral health education is effective in improving participants' gum health after reviewing eight studies. The questionnaire included twelve closed-ended questions on oral health knowledge and four on oral health behavior. In seven studies, oral health education was provided in a school, two in nursing homes, one in a health center, one in an orphanage, another in a club, one was a campaign and the environment was not mentioned. The questions were classified into two domains, OHK (oral health knowledge) and OHB (oral health behavior).
Oral health education is effective in improving oral health; this review sheds light on the effectiveness of oral health education programs and identifies important variables that contribute to the effectiveness of these programs. Oral health education is effective in improving oral health knowledge, attitude and practice and in reducing plaque, bleeding when probing the gums, and increasing tooth decay. On the other hand, some oral health intervention studies reported that participants dropped out of school when evaluating the effect of OHE on oral health knowledge and behavior in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Tehran (Iran) and Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), which contrasts with the findings of the present study. .